Project Red Balloon had its exhibition opening on Friday August 1st 2008
The 99 original watercolours used for this project were up on the wall, and up for sale. There were also several small oil paintings and two large oil paintings. This website/blogsite was able to be accessed for people to browse through and look at all the responses people have made as the balloons traveled the world. There were also a few funny little videos that will be posted up on the blog shortly.
There was a great crowd all having fun with real red balloons... they drifted around on the floor, getting kicked, tossed and popped all night. A balloon contortionist was there to make balloon animals and he even made a portrait of one girl out of balloons. We're not going to comment on how successful the likeness was!
People were invited to take balloons home and create stories, situations or images with them to send in and be posted on the blog. Hopefully we will see some fun and creative responses.
People were also invited to put down their email address for the second launch of these original cyber-balloons... all of the balloons that were sent out in the original batch that have not yet received any response at all will be re-launched, sent to new people and hopefully start to travel the world!!!